Saturday, August 23, 2008

Snuba...not scuba

Ok I know I am a few weeks behind, I was waiting for pictures from a girl at work because I forgot my camera but it could still be awhile so I will just post them later. Anywho, wow I have a lot to catch up on telling you. So 2 weekends ago a big group of us went snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. A sea turtle ran into my leg...freaky at first until I realized what it was. Then it popped its head up, cute! Here is the group that went:

1st row (L to R): Thea, Natalie

2nd: Cornelia, Amber, Danielle, Trisha, Jayme, Marylin, Me, Ali
3rd: Christine, Amber's boyfriend, Kevins hair, Jijo, Keith, Sovy

Then that Sunday I got a calling at church, sure didn't take them long!! Haha I am an FHE co-coordinator so if you have any ideas please let me know! 

Last weekend I went Snuba diving (pictures to come). It is a mix between snorkeling and scuba diving. You breathe through a regulator like scuba and wear a weight belt, but you don't carry the tank on your back. It floats on the surface and you are connected with a 20 ft. tube. We only went down about 8 ft. but I got to hold a starfish and a sea urchin and I touched a sea cucumber! It was pretty neat:) Later that night Christine, Marylin, and I went to the Made in Hawaii Festival. They had all sorts of things from clothes to food to jewlery, and the best samples! You all know I am a sucker for free stuff.
Apparently Elvis was made in Hawaii ;)

After that Christine and I went to a Japanese Bon Dance. It was at one of the Buddhist temples here in Waikiki. They dance around in a circle with flags and towels and do choreographed moves to honor the spirits of their ancestors. It was very interesting to watch. Plus some great food :)
Traditional Bon dance

Teriyaki mochi ball skewer and teri beef plate...mmm! 
(It tastes a lot better than it looks I promise!!)

Then on Saturday Christine and I went to the North Shore. We ate at a cute little diner and went around to some cool shops. Then hit the ocean for a bit of sun. Oh and we discovered the most delicious treat I have ever eaten in my life! I am seriously in love. It is called an acai (a-sigh) bowl. It is like a thick berry smoothie with granola, bananas, and blueberries all topped with honey...yum-o! I am on the hunt for one here in Waikiki, I found one place but it wasn't nearly as good :(
 After that we were supposed to go horseback riding but they called and cancelled on us while we were on our way...lame! It was actually probably a blessing though. My left eye had been bothering me ever since breakfast and by the time I got home it was bright red and teary and any light hurt it. Long story short I ended up having to go to the urgent care to get medication for the infection. It started clearing up Monday and is now completely gone! I was finally able to start wearing my contacts and mascara on Friday...woo hoo!

This weekend was pretty low key I had a lot of errands to run and things to do around my apartment so I didn't do anything too exciting. But I did go to dinner with my friend Natalie at a place called Roy's (in honor of you uncle Rog;)) and got a huge steak. I couldn't believe my eyes when it came out.  Good thing I sat through that timeshare presentation..again with the free stuff haha. 

My new Hawaii boyfriend Natalie ;)

Did somebody say steak?

Also, Friday was my 1 month anniversary can you believe it!! Crazy how time flies. Well here are some pictures of sunset from my balcony...

Still makes me stop everytime I see it!

Love you guys so much! MUAH :)


Aunt Mae said...

Hey Missy, r u gonna be n Hawaii Thanksgiving weekend?? Because Bill and Kandi r gonna be there!!!

Aunt Mae and Uncle Frank

Anonymous said...

Hey it is snuba not scuba when hose is atached.

Melissa said...

Ya I will be here!! And my parents are coming on that saturday the 29th! That would be so neat if we could see them...give them my number so we can arrange something:)

Anonymous said...

(Sounds like fun)wish we could join all of u, but no can do. Kandi has your cell# Love ya, Aunt Mae